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Hey I'm going to Sunshine in 3 days and was wondering if anyone knows some awesome runs. This is my first time going to the mountains this year and im stoked. I heard about wawa ridge and it looks sick! My other buddy was telling me there's this one run where you get to the top and hike for about 2 hours which sounds sweet. Would it be a good idea to bring a backpack? Especially since i've heard sunshine got a lot of snow and that wawa is sort of off boundaries. What should i pack it in? Water bottle for sure. What else?
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If you have the skill level, and if you have full avalanche gear. Delirium Dive is insanely fun, but be warned there is unmarked cliffs,rocks, etc
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Hey I'm going to Sunshine in 3 days and was wondering if anyone knows some awesome runs. This is my first time going to the mountains this year and im stoked. I heard about wawa ridge and it looks sick! My other buddy was telling me there's this one run where you get to the top and hike for about 2 hours which sounds sweet. Would it be a good idea to bring a backpack? Especially since i've heard sunsohine got a lot of snow and that wawa is sort of off boundaries. What should i pack it in? Water bottle for sure. What else?
you're obviously clueless about backcountry riding.... You are exactly the type of person who gets killed in terrain they should never be in.

Stay on the lifts until you take the time and effort to learn how to do this type of thing safely.
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If you have the skill level, and if you have full avalanche gear. Delirium Dive is insanely fun, but be warned there is unmarked cliffs,rocks, etc
Yeah, i read about that. Yeah that's the thing, i'll need a beacon, probe and shovel. How much would all the cost? I'll try meet someone who knows the mountain and who can guide me maybe. The first day i think im gonna hit up the double blacks on goat eye and rogers terrain park.
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you're obviously clueless about backcountry riding.... You are exactly the type of person who gets killed in terrain they should never be in.

Stay on the lifts until you take the time and effort to learn how to do this type of thing safely.
Yeah i am. I'm not gonna go straight to back-country riding when i get there. I'll hit some of the harder marked runs and get a feel for the mountain, then if i feel comfortable, i'll try see if someone can take me down the delirium. Can you tell me some stuff? What would you need a shovel for? And what does a avalanche beacon do? Do avalanches happen a lot there. How would you use a shovel to dig yourself out?

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Nope, never been there.... But I do have backcountry knowledge and experience and quite simply someone like you has no business out there until you take a class, read books, learn how to use the gear, learn what to stay away from, and get friends that already know what they're doing. If you go into uncontrolled areas having just bought avy gear before your trip then I'm sorry but you're just an idiot.

Stay away from it kid.... It's not for you... Especially not this season. Far too many have died already.

You don't just run out and buy gear and go ride backcountry.
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Yeah i am. I'm not gonna go straight to back-country riding when i get there. I'll hit some of the harder marked runs and get a feel for the mountain, then if i feel comfortable, i'll try see if someone can take me down the delirium. Can you tell me some stuff? What would you need a shovel for? Or a avalanche beacon? Do avalanches happen a lot there. How would you use a shovel to dig yourself out?
Harder marked runs are controlled, back country terrain isn't. Being able to go down bc terrain is the least of your worries. Listen to shredlife you can't just buy gear, ride hard trails and assume you're ready for the backcountry it's a whole different beast
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Yeah i am. I'm not gonna go straight to back-country riding when i get there. I'll hit some of the harder marked runs and get a feel for the mountain, then if i feel comfortable, i'll try see if someone can take me down the delirium. Can you tell me some stuff? What would you need a shovel for? And what does a avalanche beacon do? Do avalanches happen a lot there. How would you use a shovel to dig yourself out?
duh, the shovel is to build gnarly back country kickers and sesh that shit all day.
the beacon sends out a rf signal that makes avalanches avoid you, its kind of like a force field around you for protection
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What would you need a shovel for? And what does a avalanche beacon do? Do avalanches happen a lot there. How would you use a shovel to dig yourself out?
You need a shovel to dig your partner out. You should not ride bc without one - a partner or a shovel.

Beacons show your partner where you are buried.

This has been one of the worst avalanche seasons on record for all of north America.

You wouldn't. You would die.
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You need a shovel to dig your partner out. You should not ride bc without one - a partner or a shovel.

Beacons show your partner where you are buried.

This has been one of the worst avalanche seasons on record for all of north America.

You wouldn't. You would die.
Lol ok thanks. Ya, you're right i'm not ready.
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